Distracted Driving Laws Quickly Changing Use Of Smartphones While Driving - Apr 15, 2012 - 10:36:42 PM
Distracted driving laws quickly changing use of smartphones while driving. Over 35 states have banned texting while driving and most require phone use while driving to be hands free.
Tokyo Auto Show 2011 - Dec 5, 2011 - 12:32:54 AM
The Tokyo Auto Show is introducing some really great "Green" cars this year. The Honda EV-STER Concept, Suburu BRZ, Nissan Leaf, Prius PHV, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Mercedes Benz Smart ForTwo Electric, just to name a few.
Technology In The Automotive Industry - Mar 28, 2010 - 4:50:45 PM
The technology in the automotive industry is changing rapidly. If you want to be involved in the auto industry of the future you will need more technical training. Find out more about a career in cars.
Have You Heard Of Gasbuddy.Com? - Jan 13, 2010 - 10:46:05 PM
Have you heard of gasbuddy.com? It's a web site that can tell you how much gasoline costs today. This site covers prices in the United States and Canada by running weekly prize contests to "spotters" who earn points by reporting their local gas prices.
Auto Repair Fraud Can Threaten Lives: What You Need To Know - Oct 16, 2008 - 8:55:08 PM
Auto repair fraud and insurance fraud endangers lives. Always get a written estimate for auto repairs. This should include parts and labor-and get the estimate before you authorize repairs.
Remote Car Starters Keep Cars Comfortable - Sep 30, 2008 - 8:32:10 PM
Remote car starters keep cars comfortable. These two-way remote-start devices can heat your car before you leave your home or office.
For Luxe Driving, Think Forged Wheels - Aug 20, 2008 - 8:24:00 PM
High performance cars today use lighter forged alloy wheels instead of cast alloy wheels.
Lead-Acid Batteries and Deep Cycle Batteries: What’s the Dif? - Apr 26, 2008 - 10:38:00 PM
Do you know there are different kinds of batteries? They should not all be used in cars. Do you know the difference between lead acid and deep cycle batteries?
Taking The Headache Out Of Your Commute - Apr 21, 2008 - 4:36:00 PM
We spend so much time in our cars commuting back and forth to work. There are some things we can do to make the commute more enjoyable.
Delightful Ideas For Inside Your Car - Mar 26, 2008 - 4:34:00 PM
Read about how to a small change to the interior of your vehicle can customize your car. Custom detailing using LED lighting means vehicle interiors can be customized in ways designers used to only dream about.
The 2008 ecoVoyager by Chrysler - Feb 10, 2008 - 6:08:00 PM
Chrysler has spent decades perfecting their minivans, a market that they helped to create in the 80’s with the Caravan and Voyager. While these vehicles have remained practical stalwarts of the people-moving scene for a very long time, there isn’t much that can be done with a minivan in order
Free eBook Offers Invaluable Tips - Dec 31, 2007 - 3:10:00 PM
Here is a short article about the importance of preparing your car for winter driving, and the offer of a free e-book titled "Preparing for Winter 101" to help you do just that.
Tips for Safe Winter Snowmobiling and ATV Driving - Dec 2, 2007 - 1:14:00 AM
Winter is here; tune up the snowmobile and wheel out the ATV. But while you’re zipping through the winter wonderland on your sport vehicle, don’t forget the importance of safety. Each year, more than 50 people drown in the United States and Canada when their snowmobiles or all-terrain vehicles plunge
You: Spending More Time With Your Car Than A Date? - Nov 7, 2007 - 9:54:00 PM
According to a new survey, women are more likely to give up a date night for their cars than men. The survey, conducted by Ipsos, showed that 22 percent of women and 16 percent of men would rather spend an evening without their significant other than have to give up
A Golden Anniversary That Salutes The Future - Oct 13, 2007 - 9:32:00 PM
No doubt about it, 50 years ago the cars that we drove, and our expectations for them, were very different. Advancements in safety, comfort, tires, brakes and exhaust emissions have significantly improved. Here's a quick look at then and now...
GPS Navigation Types - Sep 23, 2007 - 11:10:00 PM
Vehicle navigation is an inexpensive upgrade to any vehicle. Aftermarket navigation units use the newest technology and mapping software to get you from point “A” to point “B” without error. Also, with today’s technology, you can get this upgrade for far less expensive than the steep price tag that dealerships
Automotive Technology Improving Our Lives - Sep 18, 2007 - 7:16:00 PM
Cars today have advanced in some surprising ways. The automotive industry has developed equipment that not only keeps those in the car safe, but people and things around it as well.
School Buses Of The Future Are Here Today - Jul 31, 2007 - 10:20:00 PM
The big yellow school buses that many generations of parents and grandparents are accustomed to have changed dramatically over the past few years-and that's good. New technology has recently been incorporated into school buses to help increase overall safety and performance.
Magna Steyr Revolutionizes Convertible Tops - May 24, 2007 - 10:48:00 PM
Magna Steyr has revealed a breakthrough in retractable hard top systems with the Mila Future concept. Car makers that license the fully-functional technology stand to gain distinctive styling, more free trunk space, four different looks car buyers can try on the road, and tangible safety for the two passengers without
Trucks Today Go A Long Way Toward Customization - May 23, 2007 - 11:58:00 PM
Many truck buyers don't just think about what they can do with their vehicles, they think about what they can do to them as well. That's the word from automotive experts who say that accessorizing vehicles has become a top priority for many truck owners-whether that means adding alloy wheels,
Forging the Path to Lighter, Safer, Fuel-Efficient Cars - May 15, 2007 - 11:14:00 PM
For many automotive consumers, winning the race to a safer and more fuel-efficient car is getting easier, pound-for-pound. Car enthusiasts are beginning to understand what race car drivers have known for years: Forged wheels deliver significantly better performance, safety and gas mileage than standard cast wheels.
Don’t Let The Power Go To Your Head: The 2007 Chrysler 300 - Apr 22, 2007 - 11:59:00 PM
If you remember the days when suburban driveways were filled with Chryslers, Buicks and loud echoing Mercurys then the new Chrysler 300 may recreate your childhood playground.
Sharing The Road Safely With Commercial Vehicles - Mar 19, 2007 - 11:26:00 PM
Since the 1970s, the number of vehicles on Canada's roads has increased by 80 per cent. Despite this dramatic increase in traffic, the number of road fatalities has been cut by more than half.
Tire Retreads Save Money and Resources for Many Industries - Mar 19, 2007 - 12:12:00 PM
Retreaded truck tires represent a savings of more than $2 billion annually for truckers and trucking companies in North America. For most fleets, tires represent the third largest item in their operating budget, right after labor and fuel costs.
Tunes To Go: Music From Your Computer to Your Car - Mar 19, 2007 - 12:03:00 PM
The digital audio revolution is in full swing as music lovers worldwide are using their computers as high-tech jukeboxes. But you're not just limited to listening to songs on your PC while you check your e-mail.
Top 10 Things A Dealer Wants You To Know - Mar 11, 2007 - 9:10:00 PM
We interviewed some of the sharpest new car sales associates across the country to give you an insider guide to purchasing a new car or truck. Here’s their insights based on real world experience that could save you money.
Silver Still Shines As Top Car Color - Mar 5, 2007 - 8:30:00 PM
Motorists have no need to brush up on their color choices. For the sixth year in a row, silver shone at the top of the list of colors chosen by buyers of new cars and light trucks sold in North America. The 2005 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report cited the
Top 10 Efficient Non-Hybrids: The New Renaissance - Feb 9, 2007 - 4:54:00 PM
A car that sips gas rather than gulps, looks good in dim light, and is lively to drive is the new renaissance in motoring. The coolest cars today are the green Hybrids, and fuel- efficient non-Hybrids, that share an unconventional styling. Here are 10 non-Hybrids that save on fuel while
Stirring Emotion: The 2007 Nissan Altima - Jan 16, 2007 - 11:00:00 PM
Determined good looks, practical style, and sound engineering principles are encapsulated in a bold new shape for the 2007 Nisan Altima. The car features movie projector headlights on the exterior and comfortable refinements inside the cabin. With a MSRP of $17,750 – $29,650 and fuel efficiency of 24/31 mpg this
A Wolf In Wolf’s Clothing: The 2007 Dodge Charger - Jan 11, 2007 - 11:27:00 PM
If being chased by a herd of bees, find a 2007 Dodge Charger, get inside and charge away. The 2007 Charger shares many components with the Mercedes-Benz E Class. The base is equipped with a V6, 250 horsepower engine, and the SRT8 has a V8 that thumps out 425 horsepower.
Nano Hummer: The 2007 H3 - Jan 11, 2007 - 11:26:00 PM
What is it about the color yellow that brings out the best and worst in people? Is it the warm feeling of happiness, or the bright color of distress that one remembers from childhood? Regardless, the new Hummer H3 will certainly make you feel happy regardless which color you choose.
Living Naturally: The 2007 Honda CR-V ready to go - Dec 26, 2006 - 6:24:00 PM
What makes the 2007 Honda CR-V better at handling, you may ask? The secret is in the chassis. The new CR-V shares its chassis with the new Honda Civic. It also has a new double-wishbone, four-wheel independent suspension, with front and rear stabilizers, giving it a softer, less bumpy ride.
The 1967 Chevrolet Impala - Oct 23, 2006 - 6:52:00 PM
The well made Chevy Impala is a lot different from the Impala’s of the late 80s and 90s. The 2007 Impala will make you believe you are driving a solid family sedan made in Germany or Japan that costs a lot more than it really is. Available in six trims,
Which is Better? An On Line Website, Manufacturer Website or NHTSA? - Aug 11, 2006 - 1:18:00 AM
The short answer is, it depends on who you are and what you are looking for. The answer also depends upon how much detail you are looking for in the information you find. Some online websites give only titles, numbers and summaries. Such limited information may not help you when
Look At Me Baby: The 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse - Jul 12, 2006 - 11:20:00 PM
An eclipse of the Sun (or solar eclipse) only occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and Sun. As such, the eclipse takes place once every four years. The car with distinctive personality, oomph, and superior inner comfort to put the smile in all the right places is the 2007
What are Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) and Information Relating to TSBs and Car Recalls - May 21, 2006 - 5:01:00 PM
Technical Service Bulletins, or TSBs as they are alternately called, are advisory letters issued by car manufacturers to automotive dealerships to help their technicians resolve problems with a specific make and model of automobile. The TSB helps to ensure a smooth and efficient process when car recalls become necessary.
Parallel Parking For The Novice Driver - Oct 21, 2005 - 10:00:00 PM
This could be the most talked about maneuver amongst new drivers and their biggest fear, when it comes to driving. I have heard of stories how drivers elect to park one or two blocks away to avoid parking between two cars. The most important thing to consider when attempting a
Inexpensively Protect Your Automotive Investment with a Car Cover - Oct 21, 2005 - 9:52:00 PM
You’ve just purchased your dream car. After many months (or even years) of saving, you are now driving home from the car dealership and you suddenly realize, “How am I going to protect my new investment”. If you don’t have the luxury of keeping your car inside of a garage,
Restyling and Upgrading Your Car Made Easy at Auto Parts Corner - Oct 21, 2005 - 9:51:00 PM
Because of their affordability, passenger cars are so popular and this means you see so many of them on the road or in a parking lot. For those who are passionate about cars and want to drive a unique vehicle, owning a passenger car may sound unfortunate. But try to
Tips on Preparing Your Car for Resale - Oct 1, 2005 - 12:12:00 AM
As new vehicle models make their way out of the factories and into dealerships, many customers will look to trade in or resell their current cars. There are numerous factors that determine a vehicle's resale value, such as the make and model of the vehicle as well as its age,
Have You Seen the New 2006 Honda Civic? - Sep 27, 2005 - 11:34:00 PM
I just got my first glimpse of a real live 2006 Honda Civic. Impressive, to say the least. Redesigned almost completely and despite the critics, the car looks good. The interior looks even better. Let me give you my take on the vehicle at hand. I got in the car,
How Smarter Cars and Drivers Can Lead to More Money in Your Pocket - Jul 24, 2005 - 10:32:00 PM
The number of auto accidents is decreasing -- and that’s a trend both drivers and auto insurance companies are happy about. As a result, many consumers could see a decrease in their auto insurance premiums this year. During the last year, auto claims at General Casualty and Unigard Insurance have
Racers Risking It All - Jul 20, 2005 - 11:47:00 PM
For most people, do-it-yourself means painting the living room or maybe changing the oil in their car. For Tim Gangle, it meant building a car from scratch to race on the new television series PINKS. The show, which will begin airing on SPEED Channel in July, features old school drag
Customize Your Ride without Custom Prices - Jul 20, 2005 - 11:20:00 PM
If you’ve ever watched those “car makeover” programs on television and wished your car could be next on the list, here’s some good news: there are affordable, do-it-yourself products that can help give your car a custom look.
Body Kits and Flares from AVS (Autoventshade) give sport compact cars more
From Soccer Moms To Gearheads: Auto Owners Get Personal - Jul 20, 2005 - 11:04:00 PM
At first glance, a soccer mom in a minivan may not seem to have much in common with a hipster in a souped-up El Camino. However, chances are they share at least one trait: They both personalize their cars. Auto accessories, from chrome rims to backseat DVD players and surround
Is Your SUV Riding On The Right Kind Of Tires? - Jun 5, 2005 - 11:35:00 PM
If you drive an SUV, your tires may be taking you for a ride-particularly when it comes to handling and the life of the tire.
Considering how they're used, today's sport utility vehicles (SUVs) have become the modern equivalent of yesterday's family station wagons. This means the aggressive tread patterns